Harri is an E-RYT 200/RYT 500 Yoga Alliance teacher who also specialises in Pregnancy and Postnatal yoga, and is a Yoga Alliance international approved continuing education provider. She has completed her children’s yoga qualification, which will enable her to teach children from the age of 2- 18yrs and children with additional needs.
As an ex-dancer Harri came to yoga to recover from a career ending injury and completely fell in love. Yoga has become an integral part of her life, physically, mentally and spiritually, she aims to bring the benefits she has experienced through practice to her students.
Her Vinyasa flow classes are dynamic, challenging and fun, focusing on alignment and breath – body connection, using her choreographic experience to create interesting sequencing. Her beginner classes are perfect for those with little or no experience of yoga whilst still retaining an element of playfulness.
Harri teaches Pregnancy yoga and Mum & Baby yoga focusing on supporting the steps to motherhood both physically and mentally to give women a sense of empowerment throughout pregnancy and beyond.
For me yoga started as something I did every now and then but wasn’t anything more than that until years later. I was suffering badly with anxiety and depression after an injury threw my life into chaos. Someone suggested I try yoga to help. I wasn’t convinced but I returned to class and couldn’t believe the difference I felt in just one class. I was hooked! I could leave everything behind at the door and just be on my mat in a safe and tranquil environment. Since then my life has changed immeasurably as yoga has crept into more and more areas of my life my without realising.These benefits, this journey is something I want to pass on to as many people as I can. I’ve seen the difference yoga can make, how it can change lives and that is why I chose to teach. As people become more and more stressed with the hectic pace of life, there is a real need for people to stop, slow down and mindfully live in the moment. Just to BE. Yoga fosters a sense of wellbeing, self acceptance, positivity and compassion to yourself and others. Things that are often put aside in the mad rush to do everything for everyone else whilst forgetting about yourself. Yoga teaches us that we can’t look after anything without taking care of ourselves.For many the gateway into yoga practice is the physical aspect, as it has huge health benefits for rehabilitation from injury, illness or just general health and preventative care. Often people will discover changes they weren’t expecting and that’s wonderful as everyone has their unique journey. Yoga philosophy creeps in and starts making its impact. Whilst it takes a lifetime (or many) to fully understand these concepts and I am only at the very beginning I hope to make more and more discoveries which I can share with people as they made their way on their yoga journey.The majority of people already have their core ethical and moral guidelines which inform their lives, integrating the ideas set out in ‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’, as the Yamas and Niyamas can serve to remind people of these and get them thinking about them in possibly new ways. Yoga’s non-dogmatic or prescriptive concepts mean that these elements can be taken and used by anyone. Yoga can be anything to anyone no matter what their beliefs as long as there is intention. It is hugely welcoming and inclusive to all, which is what I love about it – it is a wonderful community sending love and positivity across the world.
Read an interview with me for The Private Yogi magazine HERE